Conservation

Partnering with Tusk

ADVANCING CONSERVATION THROUGH TOURISM

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Having collaborated with Tusk for over a decade on the hugely successful Lewa Safari Marathon, and numerous other projects, Exceptional Travel are proud to become Travel Partners to Tusk, enabling us to further our contribution to the charity and help strengthen their impact throughout Africa.

WHO ARE TUSK? Established in response to the poaching crisis in the 1980’s, Tusk have provided essential funding to pioneering conservation initiatives across more than 20 African countries, increasing vital protection for over 70 million hectares of land and more than 40 different threatened species.

By partnering with Africa’s leading and emerging conservationists, Tusk invests in their in-depth knowledge and expertise. The support dedicated to these conservation programmes provides essential help to accelerate growth from an innovative idea to a scalable solution that is sustainable for future generations.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO YOU? Through our partnership with Tusk, you will not only have a positive impact to wherever you travel around the world through our responsible partnerships, but you will also be directly contributing to the future sustainability of Tusk and its conservation partners.

HOW? Exceptional Travel will donate 5% of their Annual Nett Profit to support Tusk’s mission.

TUSK IN NUMBERS*:

 

For more information on Tusk and how you can get involved click here.

*These figures are extracted from the unaudited 2021 accounts and do not constitute summary financial statements.

📸 Courtesy of David Yarrow

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